Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a community blood drive in with the City of Clinton on Tuesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton. Donors will receive a limited edition green T-shirt (while supplies last).
Every day there are those Mississippians who wake up thinking all is well with their world only to be in an accident. Every day parents take their children to the doctor thinking it’s just a cold only to be given the diagnosis of a catastrophic illness. Every day patients in Mississippi find themselves depending on strangers like you to provide the blood they need to survive. Please give these patients the fighting chance they need. Please donate blood. Because one day, it may be you or someone you love who needs blood.
Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Donors must be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds need signed parental consent, visit our Web site for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. Visit us at msblood.com or call us at (888) 90-BLOOD (902-5663) for more information. You can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/give2live and follow MSbloodservices on Twitter. Download the free MBS app for your smartphone and/or tablet and keep up with all things MBS! #Give1Save3.
Clinton, Miss. (March 7, 2018) On March 15, 2018, beginning at 1:00 P.M., the Clinton Municipal Court will offer a day of Open Court (commonly referred to as Amnesty Day).
This opportunity is available for any violator/defendant who has received a contempt of court charge for failure to appear, has a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to follow a Court Order, or has outstanding fines. Under Mississippi Law, a person charged with Contempt of Court faces up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.
Individuals electing to attend Open Court will be eligible to have the Contempt of Court charge(s) resolved without jail time. Alternatives to an immediate full fine payment may be available to people who attend Open Court.
If you believe you may owe fines to the Clinton Municipal Court or wish to find out if there is an active warrant issued by the Municipal Court, you may call Clinton Court Services at 601-924-4411. You may also email the Clerk at email@example.com.
The Clinton Municipal Court office is open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday and is located at 305 Monroe Street, Clinton, Miss.
Please take advantage of this great opportunity to take care of any outstanding business with Clinton Municipal Court.
It is FINALLY, Friday Nights at Milepost 89 with outstanding performances every third Friday of the month at 7:00pm, inside the Clinton Visitor Center.
Admission to each performance is at least “89” cents. .
The Friday, March 16, performance will showcase Murry Stewart and the “Can’t Hardly Playboys”, a group of three very talented musicians and singers along with some other guest like the talented Dit Bryant. Murry Stewart will be on the guitar and vocals, Doc Patterson will be on guitar and vocals, and Joe Bell will be on the bass.
Their performance will include songs like “Carolina in the Pines”, “Three Rusty Nails”, “Cowboy in the Jungle”, and “Unwed Fathers” by John Prine. PLUS, two No.1 singles- “Home Grown Tomaters” and “Help Me Make It Through the Yard”. This will be a night of entertainment you will thoroughly enjoy so do not miss it!
Don’t forget the Clinton Visitor Center Weekend Music Scene offers a large amount of entertainment and fun, year around, to visitors and residents alike. The Clinton Visitor Center is located at 1300 Pinehaven Road. To get there, take the Clinton exit at Milepost 89 on the Natchez Trace parkway and turn left onto Pinehaven Road; or from I-20 take Exit 36 and turn north on Springridge Road which becomes Pinehaven Road. For more details about the Saturday and Sunday music performances call 601.924.2221.
The State Champion Arrows and Lady Arrow Kingpins are holding a Bowlathon fundraiser to help purchase state championship rings. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Indian Lanes on Northside Drive. Supporters can pledge 5 cents – $1 per pin the students knock over, or make one flat donation. For more information or to make a pledge, contact coach Charlie Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLINTON — Through a partnership with the Barksdale Reading Institute, Clinton Park Elementary is beginning an outreach program for parents of pre-kindergarten age children.
“We are holding a series of six workshops for parents and guardians of pre-school children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018,” said Clinton Park Principal Kelli Pope. “They will cover what children need to know and do to be ready for kindergarten, in literacy, math, and general development.”
Pope said the workshops will include simple, daily things that parents can do with their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and to be in a classroom setting.
A similar program was piloted last year in the Quitman and Kosciusko school districts with good outcomes. Pope applied for a Barksdale grant over the summer, and Clinton was one of 11 school districts that received the grant. The funds cover the cost of materials and door prizes for the parent academy.
Workshops will all be held at Clinton Park Elementary School and are free to attend. Childcare will also be provided for children ages 3-10. Snacks will be served.
“All participants will be entered to win a door prize at each session,” Pope said.
Participants who come to all six sessions of the Parent Academy will be eligible to receive a graduation gift in April.
St. Mark Church In observance of Passion Week, Pastor Wayne Moore will be the speaker on Wed., March 28 at St. Mark Church, 1638 Clinton-Raymond Rd., Clinton, at 7 p.m. Pastor Willis Washington, Jr., will be the speaker on Thurs., March 29 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 6449 W. Northside Drive, Bolton, at 7 p.m. For any questions or comments, please call 601-813- 8704.
The annual Clinton community Eggstra Special Event, set for Sunday, March 25, from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Traceway Park. Open to children ages 12 and younger the event will have the traditional lineup of egg hunts and carnival games.
Eggstra has been one of Clinton’s premiere events for years and is a continued partnership between the Junior Auxiliary of Clinton and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Held at Traceway Park, it provides an opportunity for the entire community to come together for a family-friendly egg hunt, with special activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.
“The Eggstra Special event has been successful in past years because it’s a great opportunity for children to interact with members of their community and enjoy playing games outdoors, as well as hunting for eggs, which is always fun, no matter the occasion, but especially for Easter,” said Adam Wade, Director of Clinton Parks and Recreation Department.
Egg hunts will begin at 2:30 p.m., with zero to 2-year-olds hunting first at 2:30 p.m. Ages 3 and 4 will hunt at 2:50 p.m., ages 5 and 6 at 3:10 p.m., and the 7- through 9-year-olds will wrap up the hunt at 3:30 p.m. Event organizers strongly request that only parents of 0-2-year-olds and special needs children enter the hunting area to assist their child.
In addition to the egg and scavenger hunts, children can enjoy prizes, carnival games, space jumps and refreshments. For more information, please visit www.clintonms.org/eggstra.
Enjoy exceptional dining, distinctive homes, fine wine and peerless performance
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra announces a Suite of Soirees, three fundraising events hosted throughout the spring. Generous friends of the orchestra open their homes for exceptional dining experiences, paired with fine wine and performance.
First in the Suite: Allegro is hosted by Shinn and Grace Lee in their contemporary Ridgeland home, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:30—8:30 pm. Guests will enjoy sushi, Asian dishes, and a whole roasted pig along with several choice wines. Performance provided by pianists Stephen and Carolyn Sachs.
Intermezzo hosted by Jeff and Debbie Good is held on Friday, April 27, 6:30—8:30 pm. The Good’s new Fondren home offers fresh spaces indoor and out, and MSO’s Brass Quintet performs.
Suite of Soirees wraps up with Finale, Thursday, June 7, 6:30—8:30 pm, hosted by architects Roy and Anne Marie Decker. The Deckers’ personally designed home provides for a relaxing evening by the hearth or pool. Concertmistress, Marta Szlubowska performs with her daughter and 2017 International Viola Competition winner, Julia Kirk.
Advanced reservations for Suite of Soirees is required. Soirees are $100 per person for just one soiree, $175 per person for two soirees, or $250 per person for all three soirees. Reservations may be made on-line at www.msorchestra.com, by calling (601) 960-1565, or by visiting the MSO office at 201 East Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.
WHAT: Suite of Soirees
WHO: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Allegro: Eastern Notes (Pianists Stephen & Carolyn Sachs perform)
Craig Young, Instructor of Saxophone and Director of Bands at Mississippi College, will be presenting a faculty recital in the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall at Mississippi College on Tuesday evening, March 27th at 7:30 PM. Dr. Young will be performing music of Astor Piazzolla, Jean Absil, Leonard Bernstein, JS Bach, James Sclater, and Joseph Haydn, among others, as well as performing the Mississippi Premiere of Jennifer Griffin’s “Hannah” from her suite for solo saxophone entitled You Surpass Them All.
Craig will be joined on this occasion by Angela Willoughby (piano), Benjamin Williams (piano and bass), Tyler Kemp (keyboards), Adam Almeter (trombone), Paul Heindl (drums), Jennifer Sills (Baritone Saxophone), Ian Wilson (Alto Saxophone), and John Janikowski (Tenor Saxophone). The concert is free and open to everyone.